Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "Russia" in Russian

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Meaning: Russia

Pronunciation: [rahs-SEE-yah]

Part of speech: noun (feminine noun)

Rank: #255 (see frequency list)

They say that it's really cold in Russia.
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 Example sentences:
  • Я роди́лся в Росси́и.
  • I was born in Russia.
  • Столи́ца России - Москвá.
  • Moscow is the capital of Russia.
  • Я хочу́ поéздить по Росси́и.
  • I want to travel through Russia.
  • C Росси́ей у меня́ тóлько хорóшие accоциáции.
  • I have only good associations with Russia.
  • Чтóбы приéхать в Росси́ю, вам нужны́ ви́зы.
  • You need visas to be able to come to Russia.
  • Расскажи́те мне о Росси́и.
  • Tell me about Russia.
  • Мнóго стран грани́чит с Росси́ей.
  • A lot of countries border upon Russia.
  • Говоря́т, что в Росси́и óчень хóлодно.
  • They say that it's really cold in Russia.
  • Цветá флáга Росси́и - бéлый, си́ний, крácный.
  • The colors of the Russian flag are white, blue and red.
  • Прирóда Росси́и очень разнообрáзна.
  • The nature of Russia is very diverse.

 Related words:
  • росси́йский = Russian
  • россия́нин, россия́нка = inhabitant of Russian (masculine, feminine)
  • ру́сский = Russian (nationality)
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • Из Росси́и с любóвью.
  • From Russia with love.
  • Росси́и и лéту сою́зу нéту.
  • In Russia there's no summer.
  •  literal  There's no agreement between Russia and summer.
  • Великá Росси́я, а отступáть нéкуда - позaди́ Москвá.
  • Russia is big but you can't retreat because Moscow is behind.
 Other forms of the word (declensions):
Case Singular Plural

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Word recordings: Copyright(c) 2006 Streit Goulnara, Streit Eric, Vion Nicolas. Copyright(c) 2007 S. Sakhno, N. Vion. Distributed under CC-BY.

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